Certificate Program and Professional Diploma in Astrology

Intensive courses to develop your professional-level skills

Every term includes both electives (some of which may only be offered once per year) and regularly scheduled courses on the Fundamentals of Natal Astrology. 
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To ensure your learning, students have direct instructor interaction and feedback. In addition, students have

  • Accsess to the student resource center
  • Access to the Marion D. March Online Library
  • Links every week to written articles, videos and/or presentations to deepen your understanding
  • Links to additional optional materials that aren't required for the course, but are wonderful supplements to it
  • Discussion forums where students work with the material for the week answering a question and responding to each other's answers
  • Assignments, which may include quizzes that immediately allow you to check your own understanding and written assignments for instructor feedback
  • Access to the course site for an additional 3 months after the course is complete 
  • Students in the Fundamental series also have an optional "lab" - a one hour online session devoted to interpreting charts. 
  • E300 Astrological Heritage +

    E300 Astrological Heritage Instructor: Inga Thornell Astrology has a rich heritage stretching back thousands of years. We sometimes think of astrology as just one thing, but different cultures asked different questions as they found meaning in the ever-changing sky. This class offers a survey of the history of astrology, primarily in the West.
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  • E400 Astronomy for Astrologers +

    E400 Astronomy for Astrologers INDEPENDENT STUDY. Instructor: Bruce Scofield. Astronomy and astrology have the same origins in the explorations and explanations of the visual sky. Astronomy is the study of the nature, motions and history of the Earth's cosmic environment, astrology is the study of how the cosmic environment affects Earth and its inhabitants. In this course, specifically designed for Kepler College students, we will emphasize Read More
  • E510 Symmetry in Astrology 1: An Introduction +

    E510 Symmetry in Astrology 1: An Introduction This course considers a range of astrological techniques and methods that share a common principle – symmetry. Uranian Astrology and the use of midpoints are obvious examples. But there are many other common techniques such as the distribution of elements and qualities, traditional rulerships and anticia that also use symmetrical principles.  Instructor: Bruce Scofield. Independent study - students will have a maximum of Read More
  • W101 Fundamentals I: Introduction +

    W101 Fundamentals I: Introduction Instructors: Enid Newberg, Donna Young, Tamira McGillivray This course is designed for those who are curious about what astrologers do, or those who want to solidfy the astrological knowledge they have already gained on their own. The astrological chart will be taken apart in order for students to clearly understand how each area of symbolism functions and how their interaction Read More
  • W102 Fundamentals II: Interpretation Tools +

    W102 Fundamentals II: Interpretation Tools Instructors: Carol Tebbs, Enid Newberg This course moves the student beyond the basics of interpreting planets, signs, houses and aspects to where students can distinguish how these components are modified for each individual. Students are encouraged to critically consider the various techniques through a discussion of their strengths and weaknesses as well as any controversies surrounding them. Guided practice each Read More
  • W103 Fundamentals III: Building Delineation Skills +

    W103 Fundamentals III: Building Delineation Skills Instructors: Karen McCauley and Inga Thornell.  The primary focus in this course is the practical application of what the student has learned. A good astrologer must not only know techniques but be able to reflect upon their own world view, assumptions and other personal filters. Students will also actively consider and discuss potential client issues and ethical considerations. In addition, Read More
  • W104 Fundamentals IV: Natal Practicum +

    W104 Fundamentals IV: Natal Practicum Instructors: Karen McCauley, Inga Thornell Students who have completed this course will receive an extended Fundamentals Certificate. For many students, there is a large jump between knowing all the pieces and putting them together for a client. If you find synthesis a struggle, then this course is for you.  Students will focus on finding basic themes, answers and interpretations using Read More
  • W110 Fundamentals V: The Basics of Chart Movement +

    W110 Fundamentals V: The Basics of Chart Movement Primary Instructor: Carol Tebbs, Gloria Scigliano This is not an introductory course. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of the elements of natal chart interpretation and synthesis.  The W110 course examines the development of modern Western interpretive methods of movement based upon planetary cycles, natural phenomena and symbolic interpretive tools from the 16th to the 21st centuries.
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  • W111 Fundamentals VI: Additional Movement Tools +

    W111 Fundamentals VI: Additional Movement Tools Primary Instructor: Carol Tebbs Prerequisite: A working knowledge of the fundamentals of natal interpretation and synthesis as well as the W110 movement methods. W111 continues the examination of the development of modern Western interpretive movement methods based upon planetary cycles, natural phenomena and symbolic interpretive tools from the 16th to the 21st centuries.
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  • W113 Moving the Chart Practicum - Synthesis and Forecasting +

    W113 Moving the Chart Practicum - Synthesis and Forecasting Instructors: Kenneth Miller and Tamira McGillivray prerequisite: W110 or proof of equivalent training Many who work with transits, progressions, directions or other methods of moving the chart in time find it difficult to synthesize all the different factors or choose the right tool to answer a specific question. This course provides practice in synthesis. Students will receive guided practice in Read More
  • WR201 Counseling Issues in Astrology +

    WR201 Counseling Issues in Astrology Primary Instructors: Karen McCauley and Inga Thornell. Guests have included Claudia Dikinis, Bob Glasscock and Donna Van Toen.  In this course, students will be introduced to considerations involved in astrological counseling, and to the process of working on relationship issues with clients, including finding relationships in the chart, organizing a session, methods of delivering content, ethical issues and referral strategies. Read More
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5-week courses 

Information on taking courses

Jillian Clemmons, a graduate from the Kepler Certificate Program in the fall of 2017, posted this video on her website describing her experience at Kepler and how she feels about getting formal astrological education. She also has an article on her experiences setting up her astrological business.